If this was the Huffington Post, the above headline would read, “Joni Mitchell EVISCERATES Bob Dylan,” but it’s not, so here’s the facts without any embellishments.
In a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times and performance artist/actor John Kelly, who’s portraying the singer his show Paved Paradise, Joni Mitchell had this to say about Bob Dylan after a comparison was drawn by the interviewer: “Bob is not authentic at all. He’s a plagiarist, and his name and voice are fake. Everything about Bob is a deception. We are like night and day, he and I.”
Wow. Those aren’t particularly kind things to say about Bob Dylan, the only person who’s ever been nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature for lyrics, but notice that she never says she dislikes him or his music. You know, she just says that he’s a plagiarist and that nothing about him is authentic. That’s not so bad. [NME]